Mid-19th-Century Coastal Scene

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A beautiful oil on board depicting a varied selection of sailing vessels, a fortified building and a distant lighthouse.

It’s interesting to note that the artist has chosen to include several sailboats, a full-rigged ship, and two paddle steamers, as this indicates the ever-evolving appearance of Britain’s seas during the mid-19th-century.

In 1839, JMW Turner painted his insightful work ‘The Fighting Temeraire’, which many view as symbolising the end of an era. A powerful little steam tug is pulling a celebrated gunship that appears as a ghostly relic of its illustrious past.

Although not quite a Turner, this attractive little seascape certainly tells its own story.

A supplier’s label on the reverse dates the painting to between 1850 and 1882.

Medium
Oil on board
Size including frame
16” x 11” / 40.5cm x 28cm
Year of creation
c. 1850 - c. 1882
Condition
Artwork a little dirty and we’re happy to clean it for you if you wish. Period frame with some scuffs and scratches.